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Breathtaking Static

Dave Kerzner – Static

Dave Kerzner – Static (Dave Kerzner, 2017)

Static is an indie progressive rock project by keyboardist Dave Kerzner. It’s a concept album about the disruptions and disorder in ordinary life and about passing through this “static interference” in our minds towards the goal of lucidity and joy.

The majority of the album contains beautifully-crafted progressive rock with vocal and guitar echoes of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Steven Wilson and prog rock classic acts plus forward-thinking arrangements that bring together space rock, sound effects and electronics.

As indicated, the majority of the album is highly enjoyable state-of-the-art progressive rock. I would skip tracks 5 and 6, which stray away from the progressive rock vibe and head towards catchy pop. The remainder of the album includes all there is to like about progressive rock: majestic mellotron, memorable synth and guitar solos, exquisite cello, long epics and grand finales.

But there is more, Static features the great Steve Hackett, a musician that deserves an award for his talent and generosity, appearing as guest on numerous progressive rock albums. And Kerzner also used the rising star of prog rock artwork, Ed Unitsky.

The lineup on Static includes Dave Kerzner on vocals, keyboards and guitar; Fernando Perdomo on guitar, bass and drums; Randy McStine on guitar, effects and backing vocals; Derek Cintron on drums; Durga and Lorelei McBroom on backing vocals.

Guests: Steve Hackett on guitar; Matt Dorsey on bass and backing vocals; Nick Mason on drums; Colin Edwin on bass; Ewa Karolina Lewowska on backing vocals; Chris Johnson on guitar; Stuart Fletcher on bass; Alex Cromarty on drums; Ruti Celi on cello; and Nick D’Virgilio on drums.

 

 

 

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Dave Kerzner Releases New World

Dave Kerzner - New World
Dave Kerzner – New World

American progressive music songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and sound designer Dave Kerzner has a new solo album titled New World. This is Kerzner’s first album since his departure from the band Sound of Contact, and was developed in 2014.

New World includes numerous guest artists, including Fernando Perdomo, Steve Hackett, Nick D’Virgilio, Durga McBroom and Keith Emerson.

Two versions of the album were made: a standard edition and a two-disc double album deluxe edition. The former was released in December 2014, and the latter was released in January 2015. The album was produced and mixed by Kerzner.

Most of New World was recorded remotely with reference tracks developed by Kerzner using music software technology from his sound production company Sonic Reality. The tracks were then re-recorded by other artists at remote locations and sent back to Kerzner’s studio in Miami for mixing.

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